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I joined Spark People in December of 2007 - so I have been here a while.

I struggle with weight issues and have for many years. In September of 2015 I was admitted into a weight loss clinic run by our local hospital. I learned that I am severely insulin resistant and was able to lose 60 lbs over the course of the Optifast program which I attended until March 2016.

Now I need to continue my weight loss through diet and exercise. The Optifast program proved that I can lose weight successfully, so I need to acknowledge that and follow through. Spark people give me the support and tools I need to be successful. Besides which my darling daughter, who is the best diet buddy ever, is also on Sparks so we can keep in touch and spur each other on!

Member Since: 12/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 37,711

My Goals:
My long-term weight goal is to get to a healthy weight of 140.
My short-term goal is to be under 240 lbs by June 2017
My exercise goal is to exercise every day for a minimum of 30 min.
My stay active goal is to do hard active work (either out or in) for a minimum of 1 hour 5x/week

My Program:
I am keeping a 1200-1600 cal/day range depending on my physical activity.
I am logging my food each day.
I am using WATP for cardio, and using free-weights, bench and ball for strength 3x/wk

Personal Information:
I have been happily married for over 30 years to the one guy in the world who is totally perfect for me. We lost our eldest son on March 13th, 2016 and two remaining awesome adult children.

Other Information:
I love reading, playing spider solitaire, and cooking.

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    SHIRLEY try adding a table spoon of milk at a time till its semi soft . hope this helps
    4 days ago
    HI Shirley-
    Don't know if you remember me or not- but I was on the Emerald Gems for a long while..
    How are you doing?

    I pray all is well.

    I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for introducing me to Barb Raveling website....



    15 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Look Up !!.. to your next goal and reward. What do you need to do in order to meet or exceed that goal?

    Water water its Thursday don’t make it thirsty remember the poem Water water every where and not a drop to drink and all the boards did shrink glad we have our bottles of water

    Wake Up !! Make the choice to have a good day and live a healthier lifestyle! Unknown

    Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. Unknown
    Have a good one

    26 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Weight loss doesn't begin in the gym with a dumb bell; it starts in your head with a decision.”
    ― Toni Sorenson,

    “Until you believe you can do it, it's going to be difficult to convince anyone else you can do it.”
    ― Toni Sorenson, T
    Racey says hi it was nice today Fran took me for two short walks !
    35 days ago
    I love color and pink is one of my favorites. emoticon
    41 days ago
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